Monday, February 25, 2013

Quick Masculine Birthday Card!

Hello my Crafty Friends!  Happy Monday!  Today I have a birthday card that I made my father in law quickly as in the hour before we left!  I never have masculine birthday cards on hand no matter how hard I try!  Sigh!  Patterned Papers to the rescue!  Hubby starting to pack up and tell me we need to leave soon to add to the stress of the ever hard to make masculine card!  Cannot NOT have a card for my Father in law and I refuse to buy one!  So I pulled out a new stamp set by W Plus 9 Design studio, Writteon Ribbon!

Deciding on which papers to use probably took the longest, which of these papers are the most masculine and would work together??? The paper is from MME's The Sweetest Thing bluebell collection! Isn't this ribbon stamp set so cool?  I love all the sentiments in the set! I also have the matching die which made it faster too! I literally threw this card together than looked at it and realized the stripes weren't straight took it apart and thought it was missing something.  Thought of the beige enamel dots by MME that I had thought beige what am I going to do with beige and added a whole bunch of them to the card!  And there you have the made under stress with a time limit masculine card, somehow I don't think I am the only one who has these problems...

We survived this busy weekend of birthday parties! On Friday night we celebrated Chad's dad's birthday and our nephews.  On Saturday we celebrated a friend's 30th birthday with an 80's party!  I went to the thrift store (my first time there since I've been married) and found myself a dress it was a bit big but it had shoulder pads !  I tried on quite a few contenders and texted photos of myself in them to a friend, I laughed at myself quite a bit that day as I tried on the clothes and put on blue eyeshadow and teased my hair!  Saw a pair of plastic shoes but sadly 2 sizes too small!  Here is a photo of me and two friends all dolled up, my hair started that teased and even with hairspray didn't stay that way:


It was a fun party just to laugh at everyone all dressed up!  And my friend decorated her house really well and served food out of the 80s!  Sunday night was a girls night dinner to celebrate another friend, but she sadly got sick and left the dinner before it even started!  Oh the joys of flu season!

Hope you have a great week!  I have a few crafty plans on the agenda!


10 comments:

Lalo said...

Just got that stamp...love it!!! Love this cool card too.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Awesome card Anita! I love the mix of patterned papers and that banner is awesome!

Cindy C. said...

Your masculine card turned out perfectly!! Well done!! Looks like you had a busy but fun weekend!!

Lindsey said...

In an hour, and under pressure? Very impressive card!

Annette said...

what a cute card and love your picture..

Dawn Turley said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend. The card turned out awesome.

joy said...

Masculine is not my forte, either, Anita! But, you came up with a very nice one in a hurry! Love the photo of you in your 80's look.

Brandi said...

This is fabulous! I love the ribbon image!

Maureen Morton said...

Why do we struggle so with guy cards, even if we have hours? You pulled this together with such style, Anita. Love the softness, like an old pair of jeans. Glad you had such fun at your celebrations. You look too cute for words. Hugs!

Cath said...

Fun card, Anita! :)

 

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